How to Hide a Crack in a Windshield

by Mark O'Brien

Windshield cracks make your vehicle look bad and may cause glare that adversely affects your driving. You can hide a crack with a few simple supplies, but this is a temporary fix. It does not solve the structural problem, which eventually needs to be addressed.

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Pour 1/4 cup of water to the mixing bowl. Then add a 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, bug repellent and rubbing alcohol. Stir the contents of the bowl until the salt is dissolved.

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Dip the rag in the solution and rub it into the crack. Keep dipping the rag in the solution and rubbing it into the crack until all the solution is gone.

3

Allow the windshield to dry for several hours. The rubbing alcohol and bug spray chemically react together to soften the plastic cover originally manufactured over the glass windshield. The salt then acts as a temporary filler in the rubbing alcohol and bug spray mix.

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About the Author

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.